Science & Sorcery: The Art of Tom Hunter and Motohiro Hayakawa

Science & Sorcery: The Art of Tom Hunter and Motohiro Hayakawa

June 4, 2022 - June 19, 2022

Jun 4, 5:00PM - 8:00PM

Nucleus welcomes artists Thomas Hunter and Motohiro Hayakawa for their group show Science & Sorcery! Featuring exclusive new artwork exploring various characters and landscapes, this is the perfect exhibition for all lovers of sci-fi and fantasy.

ON DISPLAY (June 4 - June 19)

OPENING RECEPTION DETAILS (June 4th, 2022, 5pm - 8pm PST)
  • FREE admission, No RSVP needed
  • New exclusive prints will be available on opening night
  • More event details TBD...


Any purchase of merchandise or artwork by Motohiro Hayakawa or Tom Hunter from Gallery Nucleus (online or in-store) made before June 19th at 11:59 PT will be entered into a raffle to have one of the artists draw the winner's RPG character. Every $20 spent will be considered 1 raffle ticket.

The commissioned drawing will measure no larger than 6 in. wide by 6 in. tall, and cannot include gore, pornography, or any other subject matter deemed inappropriate by either the artist or Gallery Nucleus. All other details of the drawing, including medium and character pose, will be at the discretion of the artist. Winners will receive both a digital and physical copy of the drawing. Shipping costs apply for international winners.


Motohiro Hayakawa

Born in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan, Hayakawa studied at the region’s Technical Institute before going on to work in illustration and comics. Major influences include the science fiction adventures and cartoons of his childhood, in particular Space Sheriff, a cult Japanese TV show aired in the early 80s. The US cartoonist and illustrator, Gary Panter, is also cited by Hayakawa, together with a range of musical inspirations, from pop to punk.

Using a mixture of different textures and techniques, fine lines, jelly-like forms and fluorescent color, Hayakawa creates imagined scenes charged with energy and narrative flair. Lurid monsters, clanking robots and 70s-inspired sci-fi heroes sporting kitsch outfits and laser guns. Motohiro Hayakawa’s comic-style battle scenes are places where the action never stops, thrilling invitations to step inside and join the fun.

Tom Hunter
Tom Hunter is an Illustrator/Animator living and working in Melbourne, Australia. He works mainly with markers and fine liner and loves to draw on the deep well of classic Sword & Sorcery to create his work. Swords, wizards and gold!

Some artwork may be paid for in installments. Please for details.

Event Exclusives

Science & Sorcery - Tom Hunter x Nucleus Sticker Sheet, Tom Hunter
Science & Sorcery - Tom Hunter x Nucleus Sticker Sheet